Ink stone carved with a boy & water buffalo with a Weng Fang Gang mark from the 19th century. This inkstone has a simple, deep inkwell on one side and a shallow carved out area on the other side with a carving of a boy riding atop a water buffalo. It also has calligraphy and a signature in red. Three sides of the ink stone have red calligraphy. These markings include a Weng Fang Gang mark. The ink stone also has a wooden lid and base.
Dimensions for the stone are 7 1/4 inches long by 4 1/2 inches wide by 1 7/8 inches high. All measurements are approximate.
Provenance: From a Boston estate. Collected in Hong Kong in the 1950's and 1960's.
High resolution images can be found at: https://file.ac/jv6tQOZ206M/